Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The LLM (Master in Laws) allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a wide range of subjects and perspectives, including comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including banking, copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take taught modules equivalent to four full units. The dissertation will be worth an additional two full units, and complete the LLM programme.
With permission of the LLM tutor, students will be entitled to select one complementary subject or the equivalent from comparable Master is module at SOAS including appropriate language module. A complementary subject may be chosen in substitution for either a full or a half-subject. Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary according to the extent to which the research component of each module is to be stressed.
It is expected that all students will graduate with an LLM in law. It is possible, however, for students wishing to graduate with a specialist i degree, to do so by way of opting to take three or more modules from the relevant subject groupings below. In each case, the student must undertake a dissertation in that subject grouping.


Which department am I in? Law

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students need to have a bachelor's degree (Gakushi, 4-6 years) from a prestigious university with an overall mark of 78%, B+ or a GPA of 3.3. Other universities are considered and students will be assessed on individual merit.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students whose first language is not English need to have IELTS with 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Chisholm Institute
Melbourne Polytechnic
Didasko Institute of Business
Kangan Institute
Box Hill Institute
Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (1 year)

£20,470 to £35,470. This fee is for the first year of study. The tuition fee you pay in your first year will be the same for each subsequent year of study.

September 2018

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